Third Eunic Film Festival Celebrates Heroes

The third European Union National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC) film festival starts on Wednesday, 10 September at 18h00 at the Diogo Catildeo Language Centre at the Windhoek International School with the comedy from Finland, ’21 Ways to Ruin a Marriage’.

This film follows a young woman, Sanna, who after extensive studies interviewing married couples has concluded that “divorce is a natural and probable consequence of falling in love.”

Accordingly she had decided to remain single. That is until Aleksi comes into her life, and her world of theories is suddenly turned upside down.

The festival runs until 17 September and will screen 14 movies from 14 European countries on the wide ranging topic of ‘Celebrating Heroes’.

Films will be screened at the cinema of the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC), at the Goethe Centre Windhoek, at the Diogo Catildeo Language Centre at the Windhoek International School, and for the first time at the Katutura Community Arts Centre (KCAC).

With two screenings per night, one at 18h00 and 20h00, festival goers can look forward to a versatile and entertaining programme of feature and documentary films from Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Denmark, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain. All screenings are free.

‘Measuring the Wolrd’ from Germany screens on Thursday, 11 September at 18h00 at the Goethe Centre. It follows two brilliant and eccentric 19th century scientists, explorer Alexander von Humboldt and mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss, on their life paths. The film recounts their many groundbreaking ways of measuring the world, evolving from their meeting in 1828 on the occasion of the first German Scientific Congress in Berlin organised by Humboldt.

‘The King’, a feature documentary from Croatia screens at 20h00. Focussing on Darko Kralj (the King), the only sportsman to have beaten a world record in his category five times in a row at one world championship.

The Croatian Paralympics champion was seriously wounded in 1991 during the war in Croatia and almost died. Today, he lives with a wife and three sons, the eldest one being the one he is the most attached to. A similar destiny brought them together…

For the full film screening programme, go to www.fncc.org.na

Source : The Namibian

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